NvChad uses lazy.nvim for plugins management. List of default plugins.

Lazy loading

We lazy load almost 95% of the plugins, so we expect and recommend you to lazy load the plugins as well, as it's efficient in reducing startup-time.

  • We don't want users making NvChad slow just because they didn't lazy load plugins they've added.
  • Please read the lazy.nvim plugin specs docs to know what options are available for lazyloading etc.
  • Try your best to lazy-load a plugin!

Manage plugins

All NvChad default plugins will have lazy = true set. Therefore, if you want a plugin to be enabled on startup, change it to lazy = false.

  • plugins/anyname.lua
local plugins = {

  { "elkowar/yuck.vim" , lazy = false },  -- load a plugin at startup
  { "folke/which-key.nvim",  enabled = false },

  -- You can use any plugin specification from lazy.nvim
    cmd = { "TZAtaraxis", "TZMinimalist" },
    config = function()
      require "configs.truezen" -- just an example path

  -- this opts will extend the default opts 
    opts = {
      ensure_installed = {"html", "css", "bash"},

  -- If your opts uses a function call ex: require*, then make opts spec a function
  -- should return the modified default config as well
  -- here we just call the default telescope config 
  -- And edit its mappinsg
    opts = function()
      local conf = require "nvchad.configs.telescope"

      conf.defaults.mappings.i = {
        ["<C-j>"] = require("telescope.actions").move_selection_next,
        ["<Esc>"] = require("telescope.actions").close,

     -- or 
     -- table.insert(conf.defaults.mappings.i, your table)

      return conf

return plugins